Nisarga

[Nis-ar-ga] adjective

Our ‘natural state’ or ‘innate disposition’ beyond phenomena.
Psycho-spiritual counselling and guided self-enquiry informed by the ancient message of nonduality (fundamental wholeness)

Meeting you where you are, my one-to-one work is tailored to you. We explore your present experience and identify the apparent blocks to living the life that you are.

With the therapeutic power of Awareness and tools for clarity, discover inner and outer wholeness and be your true Self.

I invite you to a gentle investigation of both your beliefs about yourself and the world including how these beliefs are stored in the body as sensory experience. This work helps loosen thoughts, feelings and sensations unveiling greater peace, love, clarity, balance and wisdom. Your essential beingness is revealed which is always present amidst the coming and going of experience.

This is the inner work of Awareness (true Self) on the bodymind-personality. Beyond the Self lies the indefinable absolute, the causeless origin of all. Even to speak of reuniting the person with the Self is not accurate, because there is no separate ego-self, only a bundle of sensation and stories given a reality by inadvertence. I will hep you locate, integrate and liberate emotional blockages and frozen parts, energetic contractions, limiting beliefs, traumatic experiences, and false identities.

Despite the dualistic appearance of life, in truth, nothing is separate, and there is nothing to reconnect. Only the assumption of duality needs seeing through, so our innate wholeness becomes clear. The personality seems to be a barrier, but the mind can become purified as our conditioning softens and unfolds. As Nisargadatta Maharaj says, “Attention, alertness, awareness, clarity, liveliness, vitality, are all manifestations of integrity, oneness with your true nature (sattva).” Sattva harmonises and neutralises tamas (i.e. depression) and rajas (i.e. anxiety) and reshapes the personality in alignment with our true nature. Sattva, which is cultivated through inner work, is the loyal conduit of our true Self.





Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897 – 1981), the founder of Nisarga Yoga, used the word ‘Nisarga’ to signify our natural state prior to identifying as an ego separate from the rest of life. We feel separate from our true Self, and we are trying to become reunited; that is Yoga. Yoga means ‘uniting’, it provides a bridge, a link, a fundamental means of connection. Nisarga Yoga is not a physical practice but a blend of meditation and self-inquiry.

In the words of Nisargadatta: “The bliss is in the awareness of [pain], in not shrinking, or in any way turning away from it. All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious, the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance — these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss... To reach the deeper layers of suffering you must go to its roots and uncover their vast underground network, where fear and desire are closely interwoven and the currents of life’s energy oppose, obstruct and destroy each other... This is the great work of awareness; it removes obstacles and releases energies by understanding the nature of life and mind.”

“My home is in the unchangeable, which appears to be a state of constant reconciliation and integration of opposites. People come here to learn about the actual existence of such a state, the obstacles to its emergence, and, once perceived, the art of stabilising it in consciousness, so that there is no clash between understanding and living.”

Nisargadatta taught his disciples to stabilise in their beingness (also called ‘I am-ness’, consciousness) for beingness to reveal its Source (the Self), our ultimate origin. This is the practice and purpose of Nisarga Yoga.

“Keep the ‘I am’ in the focus of awareness, remember that you are, watch yourself ceaselessly... Wrong desires and fears, false ideas, social inhibitions are blocking and preventing its free interplay... The person merges into the witness, the witness into awareness, awareness into pure being, yet identity is not lost, only its limitations are lost. It is transfigured, and becomes the real Self, the sadguru, the eternal friend and guide.“

“This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.”
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj taught no path, gave no instruction, no method, no technique. He said we are already whole. We feel we are two: there seems to be a ‘me’ here and a world out there. We must understand we are not two, we are “Advaita” (Sanskrit for ‘not two’). In Nisarga Yoga there is nothing to practise. To know our true Self, we need only be.

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